Organic groceries go discount as Walmart Canada rolls out new label

Organic groceries go discount as Walmart Canada rolls out new label
Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand. Experts suggest the move will pressure Canada’s conventional grocers – like Loblaw, Sobeys, Metro and Safeway – to not only bolster their organics offering at their discount banners which compete directly with Walmart for supermarket customers, but also address pricing on competing products. Loblaw sells about 275 private label products under its PC Organics label, while Sobeys sells 160 private label organic products. According to the Canada Organic Trade Association, the domestic organic industry sells about $4 billion in sales through private label organic foods through major grocers. Roughly 40 per cent of those sales are fresh fruits and vegetables, the rest being centre of store goods like the new Walmart products. Read more

FreshDirect Now Offers MasterPass for Online Grocery 
US-based online fresh food grocer FreshDirect has teamed up with technology company MasterCard to enable MasterPass at the checkout and improve shopping experience. MasterPass offers a simple and convenient digital platform for faster and safer online shopping. Consumers can pay securely online or in app using any device as it safely stores payment and shipping information. To set up a MasterPass account, consumers just have to visit the MasterCard website or sign up with participating banks. FreshDirect is now offering $25 discount on purchases made using MasterPass for the first time. This offer is available anywhere the grocer delivers and is valid until March 31, 2016. Read more

Carrefour Expanding In Romania
Carrefour has opened a 30,000 product strong hypermarket in Belgium Mons, Belgium, and has announced further plans to open two more hypermarkets in Romania, reports. The new Belgian outlet, located in Mons’s prime shopping complex, the Grand Prés, places particular emphasis on wine, beer, and fresh produce. The French multinational has said that it will also build two more Romanian hypermarkets on the Boulevard Nicolae Iorga, and in Craiova, Eugen Carada Street, respectively. Read more

German grocer Lidl plans to build stores in Pittsburgh region
After the company presented a plan fore a new store in Richland Township in northeastern Allegheny County last month, Lidl is set to present a plan for a new store on Route 22. Lidl has bought six smaller buildings at the Route 22 site that the company expects to tear down and replace with a new grocery store. Based in Germany where it has long competed with Aldi, Lidl operates on a limited assortment business model that has enabled it to grow to more than 10,000 stores and seek to expand in North America for the first time. If and when a new store opens in Wilkins, Lidl would join an Shop ‘n Save and Kuhn’s as the East suburbs community’s grocery store. Source

Sainsbury's official Chrstmas advert 2015

Edeka official Christmas advert 2015

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